Photography Service

Emilia & Pia, DJ's Models, Mother and Child
Model Portfolios
Contreberg Wine Packshot
Products & Pack Shots
Surfer close up
Action: Swim & Surf
Dirk Jonker Water Color Art
Art Photography
Actor Headshots
Actor Headshots
Family Photoshoot On The Beach, Melkbosstrand
Family Photoshoots
Sunbird's Rise Apartment, Bloubergstrand
Homes & Apartments
Events & Editorial Photos
Events & Editorial

Real Happy Pictures is a photography service based in Melkbosstrand, Cape Town South Africa.

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I’m Dirk Jonker and I take photos for a living. I also do other things that add to my understanding of the art of photography and how I do it, but on this website I showcase my work as a professional photographer in Cape Town.

I’m Dirk Jonker and I shoot professional headshots and model portfolios and even product pack shots in my studio, allowing me to continue working if the weather turns bad and giving consistent results at any time of day since I can control the light. That’s great for take-a-lot and amazon product shoots and catalogue work too.

When I’m not in the studio I challenge myself with personal projects and take photos in any possible setting and this has made me a better studio photographer.

I cover children’s birthday parties, do family photoshoots on the beach, weddings and corporate events. I even have a GoPro Studio 4 camera to capture images in the surf.

I live in a village called Melkbosstrand, about 27 km up the coast from the Cape Town CBD, and this is where I have a studio at Blessings, a creative coffee shop with a commitment to doing good things for the community. I share my workshop with other creatives who offer workshops and classes, so it’s important to book if you’re coming through for your portfolio photos. My time is more flexible if you’d like me to come to you, but it means I have to charge to make up for the risk and costs of traveling with equipment.

I help new photographers, young and old, make the most of their digital cameras by providing photography lessons on a one-to-one or small classroom basis.

Travelling? I charge a daily retainer plus costs, to tag along as you explore the Western Cape. I’ll capture images of the activities you do for your travel blog or just for your own enjoyment.

Photograph of Melkbosstrand Beach Ripples
Melkbosstrand Beach, Ripples
The Howards in Africa
The Howards in Africa
Elephant, Jude
Elephant, Jude

And then there are the apartments I photograph for AirBnB and estate agents.

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As I built out the site you’ll see more of my work. Please come back often!

If you’d like to order a custom photo book, let me know before I quote your photoshoot – we’ll need enough good photos to span 18 pages (the minimum viable printing)

Ask about additional options – I do what I can to keep prices low.